Although long gone are our careless teenage years, with the oldest millennials turning 40 this year (you gotta be kiddin’ me, right?!), the blunder years still come back to haunt us. Usually they come in the form of school pics stacked somewhere in our parents’ houses.
But the tendency about those pics is clear, they reemerge out of nowhere during the least expected moments, like a family reunion, or during dinner meant to introduce your love interest to your parents. Most importantly, our skin has toughened quite a bit, but the blunder pics still make us blush like it was yesterday.
So today we’re diving into the hilariously brilliant r/BlunderYears community where people share one thing we all have in common: the old pictures of ourselves that prove going through major ups and downs, twists, and loop-de-loops when it comes to our identities is only human! Sit back, relax and get ready to chuckle for this relatable selection below, and be sure to check out our previous posts with pics from blunder years here, here and here.
#1 I Thought I Was The Coolest Cat There Ever Was. 1994
#2 My Poor Parents… Being Nice To Me Back In 1987 During My Billy Idol Skateboarding Phase
#3 Late 70’s. No Idea What I Was Thinking. Made The Suit Myself
#4 My Girlfriend’s Childhood Family Picture. She Was Really Excited About Being A Rat In The Nutcracker
#5 I Was Evidently The Reference Model For The Kid From Up! Circa 1985
#6 Middle School Was… An Interesting Time
#7 Matronly 40-Year Old Korean Librarian? Nope! Just Me, A 12-Year Old Boy
#8 Me Back In 2005… Techno Interested Me
#9 Groovy Baby!
#10 Mall Rat Days
#11 4 Going On 40 With This 90s Glamour Shot
#12 I Had Embraced My Nerdy Outcast Status And Went To School Like This, Sadly The Trench Coat Was Soon Banned After ’99
#13 1993 Senior Pic, I Wore Those Boots To Hs The Entire Year. Iowa Winter And All
#14 Got A Disposable Camera As A Child And Decided To Take A Selfie. I Was Very Pleased With It After Getting It Developed
#15 I Was So Proud When I Made The Yearbook. When I Got Home And Showed My Mom She Said I Would Regret That Later In Life
#16 My Husband (Right) And His Brother (Left). Prom 2006
#17 That Year My School Photos Fell On The Day I Had To Get 2 Teeth Removed
#18 Welcome To My Weird Childhood
#19 I Legit Don’t Even Cringe On This One, 2006, I Want To Learn To Channel That Spirit
#20 I Wanted To Be A Child Actor So Mom Took Me To Sears For Some Dope Headshots
#21 My Parents Built Me A Cross So I Could Play Christ In 1998
#22 Unintentionally Brought Back The Heavy-Hairspray Hairstyles Of The 80’s While Trying To Cope With My Receding Hairline During My Senior Year In High School
#23 We Were Allowed To Bring An Object To Hold For Class Picture Day. Some Kids Used A Football, Tennis Racket, Musical Instrument… I Chose A Hamster. It Wasn’t Even My Hamster
#24 My Mom Just Wanted A Nice Picture In Paris
#25 10 Year Old Me Idolised Avril Lavigne
#26 Circa 2010. No It Was No Halloween. I Was Going To The Airport. Yes The Iron Man Triangle Lit Up
#27 Senior Photo…
#28 Spent An Hour Doing My Hair Every Day. Circa 2006
#29 Friend Shared This On Facebook; I’m Sharing All Of Her 90s Glory With Reddit (With Her Permission)
#30 7 Years Old In 1997, Growing Out What Was A Bowl Cut That My Mom Loved, Rocking My Pink Power Ranger Shirt To Make Sure People Knew I Was In Fact A Girl
#31 I Remember Thinking I Was The Absolute Coolest Chick Walking Around La On Fam Vacation. Circa 2002
#32 13 Year Old Me In 2011, Right Smackbang In The Middle Of The “I’m Soooo Random :3” Phase
#33 I’m Not The Cute Cat Or The Little Chef… I’m The Sandwich!
#34 As A Kid I Was Really Obsessed With The Amish
#35 Me, 1995, In Venice, Backpacking Across Europe In Search Of My True Identity. At Least I Wasn’t Too Obvious About The Whole Situation
#36 Circa 3rd Grade, 1980: My Dad Cut My Hair And I Wore A Shirt With My Own Face On It
#37 Me (In The Middle) At 17… Dudes Wanted Nothing To Do With Me Until 21. In Retrospect, This Makes Sense, As My Biggest Fashion Inspiration Was Tank Girl…
#38 I’m Not Sure What’s Worse. The Hair Or The Suspenders. It’s Probably The Hair
#39 I Got A Lot Of Love For My Pigtails, So Here’s Some More! Cheers!
#40 I Will Raise Your 2nd Grade Picture With This. In High School
#41 My Mom Cut & Styled My Hair For Picture Day. I Never Let Her Touch My Hair Ever Since
#42 I See Your Tuba And I Raise You One Saxophone
#43 Me (Left) And My Friend, Just A Couple Of 13 Year Olds Being Cool Guys, Not Looking At Explosions. Please Do Notice The Horrible Editting I Did Back Then
#44 My Mom Paid Money To Have This Very Professional Photo Taken At An Anime Convention In 2006. The Page Protector It Was Put In Really Helped Preserve The Quality
#45 Me, A Straight Female, Trying To Impress My Crush By Being One Of The Guys. I’m On The Right
#46 One Thing I Still Believe: Always Dress Up, Whether You’re Going Out Or Just Doing Chores!
#47 Me Showing Off My Vampire Books In My Mr. Bean Shirt
#48 Me, Around 12 Years Ago. Emo Phase Hit Me Hard
#49 Year 2 In 2003, That’s My Teacher On The Left. Nothing Says Cool In Primary School Quite Like Having An Identical Haircut To Your 60 Year Old Teacher…